This chapter focuses on the case study of late sixteenth-century Berwick-upon-Tweed to demonstrate that the regulation of the material environment – the disposal of waste, the installation of water supply and drainage infrastructure, the storage, sale and movement of economically valuable manure, the scouring of open sewers and the cleaning of household forefronts and streets – is a highly illuminating lens through which to analyse urban history.¹ Environmental regulation deserves to be recognised alongside topographical setting as an ‘analytical category’ for the study of urban society, culture and mentality, equally as valid as the other more familiar categories employed by...
|Title of host publication||Economy and Culture in North-East England, 1500-1800 |
|Editors||Adrian Green, Barbara Crosbie|
|Place of Publication||Woodbridge|
|Publisher||Boydell & Brewer|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 2018|
|Name||Regions and Regionalism in History|
|Publisher||Boydell and Brewer|